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Private Frank Leandro is killed in action in Vietnam but wakes up on the isle of Avalon in the days of King Arthur. There he is sent on a quest to retrieve famous artifacts from Arthurian legend and use them to save the future in this text-adventure game.


Once and Future Windows Main credits, starting room
Once and Future Windows Footnoting system, starting inventory
Once and Future Windows Introduction

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Alternate Titles

  • "Avalon" -- Working title

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User Reviews

The End of Commercial Interactive Fiction Windows Terrence Bosky (5463)

Critic Reviews

SPAG DOS Nov 28, 1998 6.9 out of 10 69


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In the tradition of the Infocom games, the package included a photo of Frank and his platoon buddies, a notice of Frank's death sent to his family, and some other correspondence.

Once and Future was in development for over six years, making it the most eagerly-awaited text adventure game of all time.

The name change (from "Avalon") came at the last minute, when Cascade Mountain discovered that the name was already trademarked for a computer game and could not be used.
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